This came up in a discussion on Facebook, and I wanted to bookmark this idea — the idea that the Tree of Life from Jewish mysticism is a model of creativity. If there’s some interest in exploring this idea further, I’ll be happy to talk about some ways that a public or private school teacher could alter this model to help them teach kids to be more creative.
Another way to think of a model of Creativity is the Tree of Life: the mind of God (white circle at the top) generates an idea. It comes to the realm of the Fixed Stars — a vague, bad draft. You critique and limit that idea — Saturn. You find what’s beautiful — The Sun. You are generous to the idea — Jupiter… while also being vicious to it — Mars. You draw into your idea the concepts of universal form and common language, and recognizable symbolism — Mercury. You accept the energies of love and abundance — Venus — in order to give a strong outer form and image to the idea — Moon — in order to manifest it in the material world — Earth/Malkuth. Good luck!